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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    One of my all-time favorites, I can't believe I didn't have it in my library already!

    I have always loved this film, for any number of reasons: The superb performances by its actors, to start with, particularly Taylor & Newman, who proved to Hollywood once and for all, in my opinion, that they were more than just pretty faces. There is also the back-story of the making of the film, including Taylor's husband's untimely death, as well as her near-miss.

    There is also the fact that the second half of the film is truer to the playwright's original vision, since the second act was completely rewritten for its original Broadway production, at director Elia Kazan's insistance. What we see in the second half of the film is very close to the original script, and as such carries much more weight, in terms of what it reveals to the audience about the characters, as layer after layer of pretense and "mendacity", as Big Daddy puts it, are stripped away.

    The extras involved in this DVD are just icing on the cake.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Mendacity

    Set in the sultry South, this story of the complexities of relationships and society's common use of mendacity sends the viewer on a roller coaster of untamed emotions and vulnerable enchantment. Newman and Taylor were at their heights is this delicious treat of a film. I only wish I had seen it sooner! This will definitely be something that I will watch again and again and share with my friends and family. Wonderful, wondeful film!

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